Amyloid heart disease. New frontiers and insights in pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.

  title={Amyloid heart disease. New frontiers and insights in pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.},
  author={Walid M. Hassan and Hani Al-Sergani and Walid M Mourad and Rashed Tabbaa},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  volume={32 2},
Amyloidosis comprises a unique group of diseases that share in common the extracellular deposition of insoluble fibrillar proteins in organs and tissues. Cardiovascular amyloidosis can be primary, a part of systemic amyloidosis, or a result of chronic systemic diseases elsewhere in the body. The most common presentations are congestive heart failure-mainly a restrictive infiltrative pattern--and conduction system disturbances. Recent developments in imaging techniques and extracardiac tissue… CONTINUE READING
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